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ATP Increases Fleet of Aircraft for Flight Training

Independence, KS — February 14, 2013

ATP increased the size of its training fleet, taking delivery of 10 new Cessna 172 aircraft in December, 2012. All aircraft are Garmin G1000 equipped, allowing ATP to continue providing high quality, effective, and efficient training to customers pursuing training for aviation careers. The deal between ATP and Cessna is valued at $3 Million.

Factory-New Cessna 172s

"Purchases like these enable ATP to increase our training capacity, and our ability to serve the increasing demand for pilots in the airline environment," said Vice President, Jim Koziarski. "ATP provided training to over 4200 pilots last year, who accounted for over 4400 pilot certificates and ratings granted in the United States."

The aircraft that ATP purchased in this deal will be used in some of the 28 locations around the country ATP operates. A few of the aircraft will be used in providing aircraft to FAA contractors while the other aircraft will allow ATP to open new facilities to be announced in the near future.

In 1984, ATP pioneered accelerated, professional multi-engine flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development. Today ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program prepares pilots for airline careers with nationwide flying experience in multi-engine aircraft. In partnership with the leading regional and national airlines, ATP offers its students an airline-sponsored career track from zero time to 1500 hours, with CFI job placement and airline employment. ATP flies over 9,000 hours to provide more than 350 FAA pilot certificates every month across 28 locations nationwide. As america’s largest flight school, ATP provides more pilots to the regional airlines than any other single flight school, college, or academy.

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About ATP Flight School Training Pilots Since 1984

ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program prepares pilots for airline careers from zero time to 1,500 hours, with CFI jobs and airline employment. Addressing the pilot shortage, airlines attract new pilots to the industry with ATP's Tuition Reimbursement Program, where airlines sponsor a portion of pilots' flight training loan repayment. ATP also provides type-rating and ATP CTP certification. ATP's 592 aircraft fly over 536,000 hours each year to provide over 12,200 FAA pilot certificates and ratings. As America's largest flight school, ATP is the leading supplier of professionally trained pilots to the nation's regional airlines.

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